Britains Culture of Death

Britain’s Culture of Death

K.V. Turley has written for Crisis Magazine calling Britain a ‘waste land’. Highlighting abortion clinic buffer zones, Alfie Evans’ treatment by the judiciary, and the recent landmark of 50 years of abortion in the UK, Turley says: “In a country where the idea of individual rights is a mantra endlessly recited, there is one right that must never be talked of… the right to life for the child as yet unborn. Seemingly, now, the shadow of the Culture of Death envelops: the weak, the elderly, the defenseless, even the dying.”

Against Euthanasia:

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Donegal day

Very eventful day. Heard a lot about Donegal but never really seen much of it. Well today travelled through the wild moorland and snow-capped mountains as far as Annagry where I delivered a medium-sized (3 foot) iguana with her dismantled enclosure, journey of 3 hours and then 2 hours to put enclosure back together and here she is!-named Sarah by her new owner.

Saw and eagle enjoying soaring and swooping on the way back home across the barren moors between the stunning white peaks of Errigal, Mt. Muckish and Glenveagh National Park.

Couldn’t have done it without Richard Potter’s roomy green Jungle van!

The ONLY reason to glory!

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23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:23-24.

At this time of the year this ought to be remembered!

 

Belgian woman euthanized after heartbreak

I have no hesitation in saying this is murder,hellish, devil-inspired destruction of life.

 

 

 

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Two women have spoken out about the euthanasia of their sister, Tine Nys, in Belgium. Tine, then 37, announced her intention to pursue euthanasia following a split from her boyfriend. She was killed by lethal injection in 2010. Lotte and Sophie have expressed their dismay that the doctors felt Tine’s break-up justified her wanting to end her life. The doctors made little effort to persuade her to live, the sisters felt, and failed to communicate with each other about Tine.

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Work in the new year.

 

Work in the New Year

by youngcalvinists

God calls all of us to be involved in some form of work. Some of us work on a farm, while others of us work in offices, still others in restaurants and factories. Others have jobs in fields like engineering, chemistry or another mathematical  or scientific field. In addition, we each have talents and abilities given to us by God. God requires us to use these gifts in the service of the church. Whatever our calling, God requires that we do our best. We’ve all had jobs that we haven’t cared about much for one reason or another. But even in jobs such as these, we ought to work hard for the glory and honor of God. As the apostle says “whether therefore we eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31).

Struggling with a negative attitude toward the work we are called to do, whether in the workplace or at church, is nothing new. It is something everyone struggles with at some point. Moses, the author of Psalm 90, was called to one of the hardest tasks that any of God’s people have had to face: leading the children of Israel through the deserts of Egypt and the Middle East to the land of Canaan. He was a man who got discouraged sometimes in his duties, as we sometimes do in our own work as well. Part of this was the realization that he was a sinner leading a large group of fellow sinners who sometimes faced the anger of God as a result of their disobedient actions. “For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told”(Psalm 90:7-9). God called Moses to lead His children to the Promised Land, but often it seemed that Moses and the Israelites faced nothing but plagues, hunger and enemies. How could they carry on in the face of all of this? They prayed to God for His grace and wisdom, so that they could persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. “So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom… that we may rejoice and be glad all our days”(Psalm 90:12,14b). We too battle sin as we go about our callings in this new year and as a result we also get discouraged. Like the Israelites, we too need to ask of God for wisdom in our lives. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”(James 1:5). In other words, when we pray to God in faith for the strength, wisdom and guidance that we seek, He will give it to us in great abundance. This doesn’t mean that our lives will be easy and that we will get everything we want, but it does mean that we too, by the grace of  God, can maintain our spiritual perspective on our work in this life, no matter how overwhelming circumstances may be in our lives. Then we can pray with Moses “…establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea the work of our hands establish thou it” (Psalm 90:17b). May God give us the grace we need to work to His glory in the year ahead!

Kevin Rau

Pride goeth before destruction (Proverbs 16:18)

 

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God hates pride because it exalts the puny human being at the expense of his glory!

There are a number of instances when great and mighty men, kings in fact, reveal their pride or have it pandered to by others, and as a result, make grave mistakes and are judged:

Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4 who from self congratulation over his domain is reduced to eating grass as a mad outcast.

Darius who signed a law that demanded he alone be the one petitioned by anyone for  thirty days and who threw Daniel into the lions den and regretted it (Daniel 6).

Herod Antipas who promised Herodias anything she wanted and ended up beheading John the Baptist (Mark 14).

Herod Agrippa, who when he gave his oration and was lauded as divine was immediately smitten by worms and died (Acts 12:22-23).

Surely God opposes the proud (” Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase” (Daniel 4:37) and  I Peter 5:6.

The Lord Jehovah is a jealous God.

Twelve time in Scripture God is called jealous and he proclaims this about himself. God shows his jealousy when his glory is being usurped by another so-called god or human being. God is never envious but he is jealous for his name and his people to whom he is espoused.

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The main difference between envy and jealousy is that envy is the emotion of coveting what someone else has, while jealousy is the emotion related to fear that something you have will be taken away by someone else.

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Envy Jealousy
Definition Envy means “to bear a grudge toward someone due to coveting what that person has or enjoys.” In a milder sense, it means “the longing for something someone else has without any ill will intended toward that person.” Jealous means “apprehensive or vengeful out of fear of being replaced by someone else.” It can also mean “watchful, ” “anxiously suspicious, ” “zealous, ” or “expecting complete devotion.” The last is normally applied to God.
Example I envy her possessions or situation. I am jealous that you like her over me.
Easy way to remember Envy is the emotion when you want a possession someone else has. Jealousy is the emotion when you fear you may be replaced in the affection of someone you love or desire.